New team members and additional space bring growth to the Batesville branch.

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(Batesville, Ind.) – Friendship State Bank recently welcomed new members to its team and added more space to its Batesville location.

“The community of Batesville has relied on Friendship for 14 years. It was time to make more space and add more comfort to those we serve,” said Chris Meyer, President and CEO of Friendship. “We want you to feel at home when you enter our offices – from the physical space to our employees who welcome you.”

The branch expansion was led by local entrepreneur, The Poole Group. A larger conference room and loan office was constructed at the rear of the existing building at the intersection of Highway 46 and State Road 129, across from the YMCA.

The entire branch has been revamped. A new color palette and lights brighten up the interior. Photographs of local scenes and wildlife remind you that Friendship is a locally owned community bank. Employees love to show around the new, updated space and invite community members to stop by.

Batesville resident Shayla Sattler was promoted to loan officer and joined the Batesville team in January. She now occupies the new loan office.

“I love working in my community and knowing that every loan I make helps its citizens and small businesses. Having a space like my new office helps reduce the unfortunate feelings of anxiety and intimidation that can accompany applying for a loan,” Sattler said. “It sits in a quiet corner away from the hustle and bustle of the main lobby and allows for a modern and inviting space that helps provide the welcoming feeling we want our guests to experience.”

Batesville branch manager Karin Johnson, one of the first employees when the branch opened in 2009, retired May 31. Kim Meyers stepped into the branch management role. Kim grew up on the road in St. Leon and is thrilled to be back in this familiar community.

“I look forward to spending more time in Batesville again,” Meyers said. “I love the small business community here and the great community events and organizations.”

Everyone at the Batesville office is eager to befriend their neighbors and be a partner in their financial life. A wide variety of financial services are available, from student checking accounts for teens, to financing a new home or building a home, and everything in between. You can launch your business or optimize your current financial activities. Friendship is flexible, so you can start today in person, online or over the phone.

Friendship State Bank is located at the intersection of Highway 46 and State Road 129 in Batesville. They also have seven additional locations in Southeast Indiana. Friendship State Bank is a member of the FDIC and the Equal Opportunity Lender.

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